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As and when Mr Spong sends us news and updates from the Year 7 residential trip to France, we will publish then on this page. Click on each thumbnail to view a bigger photo.

Friday 29th April

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Last group picture of the trip…probably!!


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Proof that some people might have hit the fatigue ‘wall’ -haven’t told them about the climb to the Sacré Cœur yet!!


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One of the highest points in all of Paris


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A beautiful morning at one of the most beautiful places in Paris – La Sacré Cœur


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Lots of VERY tired faces this morning!!

The mass pack up begins – parents please don’t expect bags to be as neatly packed as they were on the outward journey!




Thursday 28th April

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The pupils asked for a disco for the final night. So far it is your classic kids disco, nobody dancing, girls in groups chatting, boys running around playing ‘it’!

Plenty of Beliebers on the dance floor!


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Birthday cakes all done! Happy Birthday !


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Team Staff Selfie!


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The classic pic!!





Classic comments – at Pirates of the Caribbean ride:

Pupil: ‘You won’t get me on a boat’

Mr Spong: Other than the ferry and the one on the River Seine then!!


France 2016 10The children are up and a little excited…can’t think why!!


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It is the day that EVERYONE on the trip has been looking forward to!! EuroDisney here we come!!


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And now the genius of the yellow hoodie pays for itself!!


France 2016 7School residential trips aren’t ALL hard work!!


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France 2016 4France 2016 3Fancy meeting a load of RS pupils here…it’s a small world!!


France 2016 2Always posing even when queuing for crépes!


France 2016 1What’s scarier than the Haunted House…these 2 after all that sugar!!




Wednesday 27th April

France 2016 rrDinner time!


France 2016 qqWednesday evening activities!


France 2016 ppPrize to who can guess where we are today!


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Pupil: Is that the London Eye? Mr Spong: Think about where we are Pupil: Oh…it’s the Great Wheel of China!


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Boat trip down the River Seine


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When in Paris by the Eiffel Tower what else do you do but the Cancan!

France 2016 kkLooks like Nôtre Dame has lost a few gargoyles!!


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Walking up the – sir not more steps!!

au deuxième étage


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Walking up to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower is tiring!!


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Not quite as yellow as it was on Sunday!!


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Getting the introduction from Malik the animateur in our new accommodation.

I conservatively estimate that today’s visits to and the boat trip on the Seine have generated 3,476 selfies!



Although this will be a drop in the ocean compared to Euro Disney tomorrow!!

Tuesday 26th April

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Some of our pupils are so refined!!


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Looking out over Omaha Beach at the American Cemetery.


France 2016 xLearning about the sacrifices and life stories of American Serviceman in WW2.


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As close to a Sadleir as we could find in the British Cemetary.


France 2016 uA Great Great uncle and the niece who’s future he fought to secure.


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Crêpes in the sunshine, how very french!!


France 2016 sThese two vote for chocolate as the best filling in the crêpes.


France 2016 wThe traditional!!


France 2016 ccFrance 2016 ddVisiting the German cemetery to gain perspective from both sides!




Monday 25th April

France 2016 oFrance 2016 pFrance 2016 qFrance 2016 rPlenty of children giving the snails a go !





Classic Quotes!

“This french orange juice tastes like the orange juice at home”

Pupil: “Look at those horses”

Me: “They’re cows”

Pupil: “Same thing”

France 2016 nWalking up the beach for us was far easier than the brave Canadian forces back in 1944!!

France 2016 mFun on Juno Beach !

France 2016 lHaving a session at the Canadian museum at Juno beach about how the war affected children.

France 2016 kLe déjeuner !

France 2016 jAlmost as beautiful as St Mary’s in Standon!




France 2016 hFrance 2016 iOutside the Cathéderal de Bayeux

France 2016 gNorman – a new Ralphie!

France 2016 fThe King of Year 7?? and King Harold of England

France 2016 eReady to view the Bayeux Tapestry.




Sunday 24th April

France 2016 aAll arrived safely at the hotel, now for the rooms and dinner.


France 2016 bMeeting Malek our animateur as we arrive at the hotel.


France 2016 cThe sun is out and so is the ballon de foot.


France 2016 dLe ping pong dans le soleil